Isle of Man-based gaming solutions provider Microgaming will be able to offer customers a more realistic poker experience after acquiring the rights to three-dimensional software from video games developer Playwize.

this seems like a good move in light of the fact that many gaming platforms are enabling its users to create customizable avatars. for example, this is one of the featured new additions to the much-hyped new-and-improved xbox experience.

this move could also be seen as a way to feature-match poker rooms that run DQE Poker Software -- although there is no evidence that i'm aware of that this differentiating feature of DQE was resulting in lost business for Microgaming poker rooms.